My First Thoughts on the adidas UltraBOOST X All Terrain

Living in LA has many perks, one of which is having an array of activities to choose from to stay fit and healthy. My preference is hiking because you’re able to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and take in Mother Nature all while exercising and getting in that cardio workout.

I’ve been wanting to wear my UltraBOOSTs on hikes, but they don’t fare well on rough landscapes. After all, they were made for running, so you can imagine my excitement when adidas reached out to me and said they’d be sending over a pair of the newly designed UltraBOOST X All Terrain. Without hesitation, I started planning my next hike.

That following weekend, I ended up weartesting the UltraBOOST X All Terrain at Griffith Park and they performed just as expected. I was looking for two main components – traction and comfort – and they both passed with flying colors. Mind you, the hikes I go on are mainly dirt trails with moderate inclines and declines, meaning I’m not scaling the side of a mountain*. If that’s you, I’m sure you already know these shoes aren’t meant for that (…I hope).

A few key features that adidas implemented to transform the everyday runner into an all terrain shoe:

  • Water-repellant Primeknit upper
  • Higher ankle collar for added coverage and comfort
  • Updated lug tread on outsole enhancing traction


Naturally, the UltraBOOST X All Terrain made its way into my hiking rotation. They also look pretty fresh casually, so I may need to grab another pair. One for hiking, one to stunt, and I’m set.

Thank you to adidas Running for looking out! #giftedbyadidas

*The shoot location was at the end of the Bee Rock trail. It’s a short hike up, but once you’re at the top, you’re rewarded with breathtaking views. 

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